The Most Epic Insults From Game of Thrones

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List Criteria: Vote up the best insults from Game of Thrones (series and books) or add an epic burn that isn't below.

All across the Seven Kingdoms, people are getting burned. And not just by dragons. Insults fly across the realm, whether your mother was a whore or you have no honor. No one is safe from a verbal lashing or quick put down. What are the best insults ever thrown down on Game of Thrones or in A Song of Ice and Fire?

Some characters are known for their sharp wit and frequent barbs. Tyrion Lannister is the most prolific insulter in Westeros. He can take it just as well as he can dish it out and is never wanting for a great comeback. Insults must run in the Lannister blood, as Cersei can also be relied upon for an epic burn. However, she usually lacks the wordplay and artistry of Tyrion, choosing instead to hurt her target as deeply as possible.

Many GoT insults focus on the target's birth. Was your mother a whore? Get ready to hear about it for the rest of your life. But nothing is off limits and there's no shortage of classic jabs at another person's looks, pointed statements about one's talents (or lack thereof) on the battlefield, and sarcastic mentions of a man's lack of honor.

Vote up the absolute best insults from Game of Thrones - either the HBO series or the George R. R. Martin books. If your favorite put down isn't here, add it below.



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    Cleverness

    Cersei: You know that you're not half as clever as you think.
    Tyrion: That still makes me twice as clever as you.

    S2E1, "Valar Dohaeris"
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    Incest

    Cersei: It's all fallen on me...
    Tyrion: As has Jaime repeatedly, according to Stannis Baratheon.

    S2E2, "The Night Lands"
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    Honor

    Tyrion: I'm not questioning your honor, Lord Janos. I'm denying its existence.

    S2E2, "The Night Lands"
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    Uncurable Disease

    Bronn: There's no cure for being a c*nt.

    S2E4, "Garden of Bones"
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    BAM!

    Cersei: “Ah yes, the famously tart-tongued Queen of Thorns." 
    Olenna: “And the famous tart, Queen Cersei."   
     
    Cersei: “As for your veiled threats…" 
    Olenna: “What veil?"   

    S5E6, “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”
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    Comedy

    Tyrion (to Cersei): Grand Maester Pycelle made the same joke. You must be proud to be as funny as a man whose balls brush his knees.

    S3E1, "Valar Dohaeris"
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    Really?

    Cersei: If it weren't for my children, I would have thrown myself from the highest tower in the Red Keep. They're the reason I'm alive.
    Tyrion Lannister: Even Joffrey?

    S3E10, "Mhysa"
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    Royalty Loyalty

    Tywin: Any man who must say, 'I am the king' is no true king.

    S3E10, "Mhysa"
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    Conqueror Burn

    Jaime: Three victories don't make you a conqueror.
    Robb: It's better than three defeats.

    S2E1, "The North Remembers"
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    Hound Out

    Sandor Clegane: F**k the Kingsguard. F**k the city. F**k the king. 

    S2E9, "Blackwater"
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    Handsomeness

    Tyrion: We have our differences, Jaime and I. He is braver; I am better looking.

    S1E8, "The Pointy End"
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    Tit for Tyrion’s Tat

    Varys: “Cersei has offered a lordship to the man who brings her your head." 
    Tyrion: “She ought to offer her c—t. Best part of her for the best part of me."  

    S5E2, “The House of Black and White” 
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    Useless

    Cersei (about Pycelle): The man is as useless as nipples on a breastplate.

    A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3
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    Beauty

    Tyrion (to Cersei): You love your children. It's your one redeeming quality; that and your cheekbones.

    S2E2, "The Night Lands"
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    Sarcasm

    Cersei (to Robert): I'm sorry your marriage to Ned Stark didn't work out. You seemed so good together.

    S1E5, "The Wolf and the Lion"
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    A Burn They Could Smell in Highgarden

    Margaery to Cersei: “What’s the proper way to address you now: Queen Mother or Dowager Queen? In any event, judging from the king’s enthusiasm, the Queen Mother will be a Queen Grandmother soon.” 
     
    S5E3, “High Sparrow”  
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    Ancestry Dot Naw

    Loboda the thenn chieftain: “My ancestors would spit on me if I broke bread with a Crow.” Karsi the wildling chieftain: “So would mine. But f*ck ‘em, they’re dead.” 
      
    S5E8, “Hardhome” 



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    Who Cares?

    Loras: My father once told me...
    Cersei: Nobody cares what your father once told you. 

    S3E8, "Second Sons"
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    T.M.I.

    Brynden Tully: I've seen wet sh*ts I liked better than Walder Frey.

    S3E7, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair"
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    Mmm... Ham

    Renly: Born amidst salt and smoke... Is he a ham?

    S2E4, "Garden of Bones"
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